sport news Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers backs Odsonne Edouard to step up if Moussa Dembele ...

Brendan Rodgers on Wednesday night tipped Odsonne Edouard to fill the void if Moussa Dembele leaves Celtic.

Dembele remains a target for a raft of top clubs in England and abroad after turning down a January move to Brighton.

But the Parkhead club hold an £8million option on on-loan striker Edouard as his long-term replacement.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to keep Paris Saint-Germain loanee Odsonne Edouard

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to keep Paris Saint-Germain loanee Odsonne Edouard

The Paris Saint-Germain player announced his arrival with three goals in two games against Rangers.

And Rodgers admits he'd love to keep the the 20-year-old around if Dembele eventually goes.

'Moussa is a fantastic player and the reasons why he has come here have borne fruit,' said the Celtic boss.

'We wouldn't want to lose him, but you have to think he's a big talent and something may happen in the summer.

'We

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